Our Heritage

1971

Getting carried away

Habitat furniture is now available in store from ‘take-away’ racks – the flat pack revolution has arrived.

1974

Tour de France

The first French Habitat store in Tour Montparnasse is a roaring success with Parisians.

1972

Image rights

Habitat commissions a collection of original prints from 'four of Britain's most important contemporary artists including David Hockney and Peter Blake.

1974

Back to Basics

Habitat launches its new Basic Habitat range, a collection designed for a market that has been badly hit by the recession.

1973

Sex sells

Outrage ensues when the '73 catalogue shows a scantily clad couple lounging in bed with nothing but a Hadji duvet to cover their birthday suits.

1977

Thinking out of the box

It's now possible to order the essential elements to furnish a three-bedroom house - all packaged in a six-foot-high container – via the new Housepack service.